What is this whole therapy thing about? What would I be getting myself into?
Therapy is simply exploring yourself without judgement using the guidance, skill, and perspective of a mental health professional. We can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, and help you listen to yourself. We’ll use various evidenced-based modalities that best fit you and your comfort level. Therapy is about you, not your therapist, we’re just hear to support you bringing out everything you already know about yourself that has been pushed away. In our time together, I’ll also help you explore and identify your strengths and work to implement them to reduce the influence of the struggles you’re facing.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Medication often solves the symptoms of a problem but often doesn’t solve the true, root problem. Sometimes medication is needed in addition to therapy to get the most out of sessions or getting a helpful neurological nudge, if you will.
How long will it take?
I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Since there is no “one right way” to do therapy and because everyone is different, it’s not possible to say how long sessions will last for you. The number of therapy sessions you’ll participate in depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place. Regardless of the length of time we work together, I am happy to support you for as long or as little as you need. And, of course, we’ll keep an open dialogue about your thoughts on your time and experience in therapy.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I’m so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the root problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths to help you accomplish your personal goals. Your active participation, openness, and dedication will be crucial to your success.
How does payment work?
Through the online client portal, you’ll find a place to input your credit card information. Your card will be kept on file and will be charged at the end of each day you have a session. That way, we don’t waste your valuable time in session fiddling with payment.
What is out-of-network insurance coverage?
Out-of-network mental health providers do not have an agreement with any health insurance companies. Benefits of going out-of-network include not having diagnoses follow you in your medical record and avoids restrictions on when, how, and how often you can be seen. Moreover, I supply superbills each month that you can submit to your insurance company who may provide you with reimbursement for the fees. The exact amount of reimbursement depends on your insurance provider and plan.
What is a superbill?
A “superbill” is a term for a billing format that allows you to submit the bill directly to the insurance company after you pay for sessions. The superbill is usually one page and contains my name; practice name and address; phone number; date and place of services; TAX ID; NPI number; state license number; checklist of CPT codes; a place to write DSM or ICD diagnosis codes; the charge for service and the payment; balance due; and signature of the clinician. You will receive a superbill at the end of each month and then you’ll simply send it on over to your insurance company.